Oleg (Bacho) Tortladze

Research Fellow


Bacho is a Research Fellow at Geocase. Also, he is an invited lecturer at Caucasus University. 

Bacho Tortladze worked as a consultant and lawyer for the United Nations Development Program, Georgian National Tourism Administration, medical corporations Unimed Group and Archimedes Global Georgia, and Georgian-Iraqi venture Start Airlines.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in law from Caucasus University, Bacho earned a Master of Laws (LLM) in international law and law of international organizations from the University of Groningen (Kingdom of the Netherlands). He is a Ph.D. candidate in international law at Tbilisi State University since 2018.

Bacho has published articles in Georgian and English on various topics, including international law, constitutional law, EU law and public governance.

He is a scholar of Caucasus University, the University of Groningen and the International Education Center (IEC, Government of Georgia). He is also a member of the scholarship board of International Masters Programs at the IEC.

Bacho Tortladze also serves as legal consultant for the charitable NGO Harvest Theater Company.

What Does the Presidency of the Committee of Ministers Bring to Georgia?

8 Jan 2020
On November 27, 2019, Georgia began its six-month term as President of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. Internal political clashes and deep polarization within Georgian society have served as barriers to understanding the true meaning of the Presiden...
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The International Response to the Illegal Detention of Georgian Doctor Vazha Gaprindashvili by the Occupation Forces

8 Jan 2020
The borderization and creeping occupation which Russia launched after the Russian-Georgian war in 2008 has significantly deteriorated the quality of life for hundreds of families who live along the administrative boundary line (ABL). Kidnapping of locals, detaining them...
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Thus Spoke the OSCE ODIHR – or What Does the Legal Review Say?

13 Feb 2020
2020 has arrived and Georgia is moving towards a regular election phase. The election campaign season is looming and yet there is no consensus on the election system. Political parties have been engaged in endless political battles, instead of being focused on designing...
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Why Georgia Needs Fast Regional Train?!

11 Mar 2020
The ongoing development of digital technologies triggers constant changes in the pace of life, mobility and economic activities. With the increasing speed of daily life, travel speeds must also increase to keep up. Some countries look to bullet trains and mega project...
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TikTok – a Hidden Threat to State Sovereignty

13 May 2020
Social networks have become an integral part of everyday life in the 21st century. The development of digital platforms has completely changed the patterns and forms of interpersonal interaction, the behavior of society, the domestic and global politics of states—in sho...
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The Election System: Compromise in Georgia

9 July 2020
The fact that election years in Georgia are characterized by boundless political battles has unfortunately become an integral part of the country's political culture. When Georgia gained its independence, political elite emerged from a society imbued with the idea o...
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Twelve Years since the 2008 War - Challenges and Perspectives

8 Aug 2020
Much has already been written about how COVID-19 has changed the world—though the imperialist policies of the Russian Federation and its self-perceived role as the Third Rome are, so far, firmly resistant to global political tectonics. 75 years have passed since the Uni...
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An Overview of Georgia’s 2020 Parliamentary Elections – Part 1

10 Sept 2020
Overwhelmed by completely extraordinary events, Georgia’s primary political drama of 2020 is approaching its culmination. The decree issued by President Zurabishvili on August 31 set the date of the next parliamentary elections for October 31 and officially kicked off t...
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An Overview of Georgia’s 2020 Parliamentary Elections – Part 2

12 Oct 2020
The 2020 constitutional amendment that established the new, mixed electoral system has had a positive impact on the agenda of political parties, the electoral environment and general political dynamics in Georgia. The matrix of pre-election activities has somewhat shift...
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Nagorno-Karabakh - Road Map for the Occupied Territories of Georgia

30 Nov 2020
Recent developments in Nagorno-Karabakh have fundamentally changed the geopolitical architecture, shifting both the balance of power in the regional centers and a reducing the role of international actors in resolving the conflict. Armed conflict has also provided an op...
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COVID-19 and Women Migrant Workers - Challenges and Perspectives

5 Jan 2021
Abstract: States’ actions during the pandemic have caused extensive unintended consequences and aggravated living and safety conditions of certain vulnerable groups of people. Women migrant workers are one of the casualties of unsystematic and inconsistent restrictive m...
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Perspectives for Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/S. Ossetia to be Recognized as Occupied Territories by International Courts

20 Mar 2021
The co-author of the GC Policy Paper is Dr. Saba Pipia, Asscociate Professor at Georgian American University   The full version of the document in available in Georgian language here
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